Today Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning
Kossuth Square, Budapest, Hungary. Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning. Photo: MTI

Hungary’s national flag in front of Parliament was hoisted and then lowered to half-mast with military honours on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of November 4, 1956, when the anti-Soviet uprising was crushed.

The ceremony, marking a national day of mourning, was attended by Tibor Benkő, the defence minister, and Ferenc Korom, commander of the armed forces.

Today Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning flag
Kossuth Square, Budapest, Hungary. Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning. Photo: MTI
Today Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning
Kossuth Square, Budapest, Hungary. Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning. Photo: MTI

Hungarian President János Áder lay flowers of commemoration at the tomb of Hungary’s martyred PM Imre Nagy in eastern Budapest’s Rákoskeresztúr cemetery.

Today Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning
Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian President lay flowers of commemoration at the tomb of Hungary’s martyred PM Imre Nagy in eastern Budapest’s Rákoskeresztúr cemetery. Photo: MTI
Today Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning
Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian President lay flowers of commemoration at the tomb of Hungary’s martyred PM Imre Nagy in eastern Budapest’s Rákoskeresztúr cemetery. Photo: MTI
Today Hungary marks 1956 anniversary, national day of mourning
Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian President lay flowers of commemoration at the tomb of Hungary’s martyred PM Imre Nagy in eastern Budapest’s Rákoskeresztúr cemetery. Photo: MTI

The public has been invited to light candles of commemoration at the House of Terror Museum during the day and in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica in the evening.

Read alsoThis is what happened on November 4, putting an end to the 1956 revolution

Source: MTI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.